Another week of UFC action ahead can only mean that another parlay is in store for our fight fans. We have eleven fights lined up for this week’s UFC on ESPN 12 event line-up, and plenty of odds available for us to delve into some parlay betting picks for UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs Hooker live this Saturday on ESPN.
Khama Worthy vs Luis Pena
UFC Lightweight bout
Saturday, June 27, 2020 – 09:05 PM EDT
A small hype surrounding the progress and evolution of Luis Pena has been circulating since his arrival. With a 6 foot 3 inch stature proving tough to beat in the lightweight division, Luis ‘Violent Bob Ross’ Pena has continuously shown us something new each time he’s stepped inside the UFC octagon.
Pena has traveled to and from some of the best gyms in mixed martial arts, American Top Team & American Kick Boxing Academy, to name a few. It’s been a pure pleasure to watch the skill-set evolve as I expect another impressive performance this weekend.
When making his UFC debut, Kharma Worthy was a dark horse that nobody had faith in, and boy did he prove them wrong. Cashing as the fifth biggest underdog in UFC history, Worthy showed just how incorrect the bookmaker could be when he knocked out the -1000 favorite.
With power in his hands, a smart mind and passion for fighting in the UFC could cause an upset this weekend with another hard right or left hook, but that’s also the problem; the paths to victory become limited against the talented Luis Pena.
At the end of the day
I don’t anticipate Luis Pena giving Worthy the time of day to land that heavy leather, he’s going to play his game and take a massive lesson from his past split decision losses.
Worthy offers the opportunity of cashing in on a TKO or OK proposition bet. Still, after seeing Pena eat shots from both Matt Frevola and Steve Garcia, it gave us a small insight into the durability of his chin.
I respect Kharma Worthy and his hand power, but I cannot overlook the grappling skill and ever-evolving striking game of Luis Pena.
Kyle Daukaus vs Brendan Allen
UFC Middleweight bout
Saturday, June 27, 2020 – 08:00 PM EDT
Aged twenty-four years old, you’d never know the young age of Brendan Allen while watching him fight inside the octagon.
Heavily relying on his offensive wrestling, Allen has enjoyed taking his previous fights to the ground and having his way on the mat. Turning into professional MMA in his teenage years has put the young prospect light-years ahead of the competition.
Looking back, holding wins over Tom Breese, and Kevin Holland is not something to ignore. The current career trajectory of Allen is heading in one direction, up.
Former Cage Fury middleweight champion Kyle Daukaus will make his UFC debut in a short notice fight he’s shown no fear in accepting.
An undefeated professional record of 9-0 with eight submission finishes hasn’t been an accident, Daukaus offers such a long reach and seasoned BJJ game that his opponents become overwhelmed with his size; more often than not… ending via D’arce choke.
At the end of the day
The current price on Allen is questionable, although I do give him a clear advantage in the offensive grappling and striking departments.
I expect another impressive performance from the new kid on the block, and wouldn’t be surprised if he takes a striking game plan rather than risking his neck getting caught by the UFC debutant.
Julian Erosa vs Sean Woodson
UFC Catchweight bout
Saturday, June 27, 2020 – 06:30 PM EDT
A short-notice replacement in the form of Julian Erosa will seek redemption inside a UFC octagon once again. The company dropped Erosa after a three-fight losing skid, and now he’ll face a top prospect in Sean Woodson.
With an amateur boxing record that surpasses over forty wins, the fundamental striking skills for Woodson are his strong suit. A considerable frame inside the 145lb division, he may be even more dangerous at the 150lb catchweight bout he’ll be in this weekend.
All Woodson has to do is sprawl the takedown attempts from Erosa, engage in a striking war and it’ll be his fight to lose.
You’ll notice a trend in this week’s punching parlay, and we have a group of hot prospects taking center stage. Their lines are heavily juiced, which worries me while paying the single wager price, but they make a perfect triple threat for this week’s parlay.
The UFC Fight Night Punching Parlay
UFC on ESPN 12 Main Card on ESPN & ESPN+
- Dustin Poirier vs Dan Hooker [lightweight bout]
- Mike Perry vs Mickey Gall [welterweight bout]
- Brendan Allen vs Kyle Daukaus [middleweight bout]
- Belal Muhammad vs Gian Villante [heavyweight bout]
- Sean Woodson vs Julian Erosa [150lb catchweight bout]
UFC on ESPN 12 Prelims on ESPN & UFC Fight Pass
- Luis Pena vs Kharma Worthy [lightweight bout]
- Tanner Boser vs Philipe Lins [heavyweight bout]
- Takashi Sato vs Ramiz Brahimaj [welterweight bout]
- Jordan Griffin vs Youssef Zalal [featherweight bout]
- Jinh Du Frey vs Kay Hansen [strawweight bout]